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Playing tracks by

The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, GRAND PUBA, Dr Octagon, Ahmad and more.

I miss cassette compilations - since their extinction, nothing seems to have come to fill the gap. When CDs will inevitably end up in the recipients iTunes library, the personal side is gone. Yours are merely a handfull of files amid thousands and their origin will soon be forgotten.

In a fit of nostalgia, I've picked out an old compilation tape given to me by a friend and recreated it here to share with you. It was probably the first hip hop mixtape I received and features the Swagger of the Beatnuts and the weirdo rhymes of Dr Octagon but I played this almost until the tape wore out! It was called "Compilation A La Niche" and I was 17 when I got it.

I'd love to hear other people's compilation mixes - if you fancy adding yours, just tag your mix "historeels" and they'll appear with the others here: